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Union's Tanner Toolson went from a 5-foot-6 freshman nicknamed "Little Bambi" into a 6-foot-5 standout for the 27-1 Titans and the All-Region player of the year.

All-Region Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Union senior Tanner Toolson

Union's Tanner Toolson went from a 5-foot-6 freshman nicknamed "Little Bambi" into a 6-foot-5 standout for the 27-1 Titans and the All-Region player of the year.

March 21, 2020, 5:00pm Newsletter

To most basketball players, a postseason award is a humbling honor, and a reflection of a season filled with successes. For Union High's Tanner Toolson, The Columbian's All-Region boys basketball player of the year, it symbolizes so much more. Read story

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year Mason Oberg of Union High School is pictured at The Columbian on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020.

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Union senior Mason Oberg

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year Mason Oberg of Union High School is pictured at The Columbian on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020.

March 20, 2020, 4:57pm Newsletter

Many athletes coming off a severe knee injury are timid upon return. They don’t always trust the knee to hold up when they make their first cut or change of direction. Read story

In just one year, Kyle Brosius went from never placing at state into a wrestler who went 45-1 with a school-record 34 pins and Union's eighth state wrestling champion.

All-Region boys wrestling: Kyle Brosius, Union

In just one year, Kyle Brosius went from never placing at state into a wrestler who went 45-1 with a school-record 34 pins and Union's eighth state wrestling champion.

March 14, 2020, 8:30pm Prep Sports

A two-time state participant but never-placer, Union's Kyle Brosius emerged as Class 4A’s 170-pound state champion. He went 45-1 and finished with a school-record 34 pins. Read story

Evergreen's Ilia Zablotovskii (right) applauds as Jude Wenker of Bellevue is acknowledged for his meet record in the 100 freestyle.

Noftsker helps River to seventh in state swimming, looks forward to next year

Evergreen's Ilia Zablotovskii (right) applauds as Jude Wenker of Bellevue is acknowledged for his meet record in the 100 freestyle.

February 22, 2020, 11:18pm Prep Sports

Evergreen's Zablotovskii and Camas' Kim both place second in events Read story

Union's Kyle Brosius celebrates an 11-7 decision win over Decatur's Bradley Tyack in the 170-pound championship Saturday at Mat Classic XXXII.

Brosius? He’s a 4A state wrestling champion

Union's Kyle Brosius celebrates an 11-7 decision win over Decatur's Bradley Tyack in the 170-pound championship Saturday at Mat Classic XXXII.

February 22, 2020, 11:12pm Prep Sports

Union’s Kyle Brosius is a wrestling coach’s dream. Relentless work ethic, unrivaled desire and a never-quit attitude propelled Brosius to the top of the podium at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday. Read story

Evergreen’s Zablotovskii is top qualifier in 3A 50 freestyle

February 21, 2020, 10:25pm Prep Sports

Evergreen’s Ilia Zablotovskii put himself in solid position to challenge for a state championship at the 3A boys swimming state meet in Federal Way. Read story

Boys basketball: Black Hills 66, Columbia River 46

February 20, 2020, 8:49pm Prep Sports

The Chieftains went on a 10-minute scoring drought in the second half, while Black Hills couldn’t miss and 2A Greater St. Helens League champion Columbia River is done for the season with the loss in the 2A district tournament. Read story

Boys basketball: Columbia River 70, Washougal 40

February 18, 2020, 8:58pm Prep Sports

The Chieftains bounced back from an upset to Woodland on Saturday to eliminate Washougal from the 2A district tournament on Tuesday. Read story

Girls basketball: R.A. Long 31, Columbia River 30

February 17, 2020, 10:33pm Prep Sports

R.A. LONG 31, COLUMBIA RIVER 30 — Solid defense the entire game, Lumberjills coach Jan Karnosfki said, is what helped R.A Long stay alive in the 2A district touranment with a loser-out victory over the Chieftains. Read story

Winter athlete of the week (The Columbian files)

Nominees for Week 9 winter sports prep athlete of the week

Winter athlete of the week (The Columbian files)

February 17, 2020, 11:44am Prep Sports

Voting remains open through Thursday Read story